Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal

location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor 2 days food expenses incurred to feed 10 patients undergoing cataract surgery at our hospital
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Providing high quality eye care, to every one irrespective of socio-economic status, through rural outreach programme. Help those in need of eyesight, who don t have near and dear to take care, who can t make it to a hospital on their own.
Supported by Rotary Club of Madras Fort this exclusive ophthalmic hospital provides help to those rural poor suffering from Avoidable Blindness, providing them with access to qualitative eye care
Dr. P Janakiraman is a Retinal Specialist and performing retinal surgeries. He provides clinical support to Sankara Eye Care Institutions in India & Nigeria.
Full time staff :135
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 82
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 139274191
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 119239878
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of people who underwent Orbit & Oculoplasty surgery: 78
Number of people who underwent cataract surgery with Intra- Ocular Lenses: 16158
Number of people treated for Glaucoma: 177
Number of children who underwent eye surgery: 22
Number of people who underwent Corneal Transplant: 82
Number of people who underwent Minor eye surgery: 182
Number of people who underwent Retina surgery: 257
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Sankara Eye Hospital was awarded the Certificate from Constituent Board of Quality Council of India by the NABH NABH Pre-accreditation Entry Level - SHCO
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)111,266,272114,036,52796,895,226
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia736,8911,102,5442,040,518
Other donations from Indian individuals2,426,5336,012,4273,697,904
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia37,633122,838256,632
Other donations from foreign individuals33,00013,260128,674
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)18,740,556296,304,66641,238,250
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)5,454,68562,9663,045,000
Sale of assets050,000731,350
Total Receipts139,274,191431,164,682152,044,480
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries14,120,026263,675,86712,189,522
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits17,825,38528,737,46323,129,735
Staff training1,647,87176,736172,340
Staff travel1,041,331342,361237,414
Consultant's fees33,496,64028,160,59126,426,461
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)13,067,57214,520,51514,312,016
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)23,818,86028,047,66425,741,551
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)7,282,3045,585,8496,708,091
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)253,933347,023174,352
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )181,731199,04168,203
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)531,118392,967178,801
Other non-programme expenses2,958,0285,976,9686,612,780
Total Payments119,239,878382,003,394119,323,591
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.239/04]
2 PAN Number:AAETS8663H
3 12-A [No.DIT(E) No.2(109)/04-05]
4 80G [No.DIT(E) No.2(109)04-05]
5 FCRA [No.075820286]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Sri.C.N.Sriram, Chartered Accountant
 C.V.Ramaswamy&Co., No.1, VidwanSundaram Street, Nungambakkam
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000142741
 10,000 – 25,000384684
 25,000 – 50,000066
 50,000 – 1,00,000213
 Greater than 1,00,000101
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0003
 50,000 – 1,00,00012
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 2880000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 62400
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1331544
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Dr. P Janakiraman
 Male, Managing Trustee , INR 0.00,
2 S Visvanathan
 Male, Trustee & Secretary, INR 0.00,
3 B P Jain
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
4 V Lakshmanan
 Male, Trustee & Treasurer, INR 0.00,
5 Wg Cdr V Shankar (Retd)
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Dr. R V Ramani
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Dr. P Janakiraman Dr. P. Janakiraman is a specialist in Cataract, Glaucoma, Retina & Refractive Surgery. He completed his Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology in 1981. He is working as Consultant in Vijaya Hospital, Chennai since 1983. He provides clinical guidance to Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal and Sankara Eye Care Institutions in India & Nigeria
2 S Visvanathan S. Visvanathan is a Railway workers’ trade unionist and retired as Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer. He is an ardent devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Now functions as President & Correspondent of Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Trustee & Secretary of Sankara Health Education and Charitable Trust managing a 30 bed general hospital. He is actively involved with multiple institutions in the cultural, educational and health care sectors.
3 B P Jain B.P. Jain, a chartered accountant, was instrumental to initiate eye care activities at Pammal. During his Presidentship in Rotary Club of Madras Fort, Rtn.B.P.Jain took keen interest and started a project “Kannoli-Vision Saver” in this hospital in December 1994. He was a senior auditor for various leading companies in Mumbai and Chennai like, Essar Group of Companies. He is a philanthropist.
4 V Lakshmanan V. Lakshmanan, Mechanical Engineer, runs Nucleus Satellite Communications (Madras) P. Ltd., from 1995 with an interest in V-SAT and Distance Education to develop 100 cm dish antenna. The company exports 180 cm prime focus antennae to the Middle East. With his untiring effort the company has expanded its facility to produce 3 million dishes per annum.
5 Wg Cdr V Shankar (Retd) Shankar started his career with the Indian Air Force and after serving 24 years, took voluntary retirement and joined the IT Industry where he served in various senior positions in India and overseas. He joined the board of trustees in 2014 and is functioning as an Honorary Executive Director.
6 Dr. R V Ramani Dr.R.V.Ramani with the blessings and guidance of Sri Kanchi Sankaracharya founded Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Centre in the year 1977, a clinic that provided subsidised health care to the poor. This dream led to another – the founding of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust in the year 1982 and Sankara Eye Hospitals in the year 1985. His unstinted commitment to the cause and devotion to Sankara has helped to create an enduring legacy.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201706/03/201756
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201706/03/201756
Annual Report for the year 2015-201602/09/201766
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201602/09/201766
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External Reviews
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Feed Cataract Patients
Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal is serving to poor, needy, distressed/disabled regardless of their caste, creed religion, or socio-economic status, especially in the rural areas. The hospital is conducting FREE eye screening camp at Sai Baba Temple, Pattabiram, Tiruvallur District on second Monday of every month. Accordingly, these patients attended the camp on 10.05.2010 and had examined. They were selected for cataract surgery. Once they arrived, we provided tea in the morning & evening, unlimited breakfast -idlis with sambar, lunch with rice, sambar, vegetables and buttermilk and dinner with rice, rasam, dhal and buttermilk. For diabetic patients, we provide chapattis or samba rava upma. We give hygienic, nutritious and qualitative food. The 20 patients were taken care with high quality medicines, accommodation, food & nursing care during their stay, all absolutely free of cost. They were discharged on the next day with good post-op vision and dropped back home. The restoration of sight brought a huge change in their life. They were now able to carry out their daily activities with comfort. The post-op evaluation was carried out at their door step on 25.06.2010.

You can communicate with Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal at
S. Prasanna Venkatesan
No.1, Third Cross Street, Sri Sankara Nagar, Pammal-
Chennai - 600075,India

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Phone : 91 44 22483750
Fax : 91 44 22483750
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